Inviting Applications for Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship 2017.

Dear Patron

Greetings from the British Council.

On behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission in the UK, British Council India is inviting applications for Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship 2017.

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which Commonwealth countries offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other member state. The CSFP is aimed at students of Commonwealth countries who can make a significant contribution to their home country after the completion of a higher education programme in the UK.

Eligible candidates can only apply either for one year Taught Master’s courses or PhD degree. Subjects covered are Engineering and Technology, Science (Pure and Applied), Agriculture, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The last date for online applications is 16 September 2016 (till 3:00 PM). For more details, please check the information available on–2017.pdf and

We will appreciate if you could disseminate information on this programme to appropriate candidates.

Kind Regards


Trupti Chimbaikar | Project Manager – Programmes (West India)

British Council Division | British Deputy High Commission, 901, Tower 1 | One Indiabulls Centre | Elphinstone Road (West) | Mumbai – 400 013 | India

T: +91 (022) 6748 6763 | M: +91 9664605588


International Conference ETFL-2015 at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, INDIA

International Conference on the theme `Emerging Technologies and Future of Libraries: Issues and Challenges’ to be held at Ambedkar Bhavan, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka on January 30-31, 2015. The last date for submission of Conference Paper is 5th December 2014 and be sent to

Please visit to know more details about conference.

Mallikarjun Angadi
Editor, ETFL-2015



IASSIST Fellows Program 2013-14

The IASSIST Fellows Program is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for financial support to attend the IASSIST 2014 conference in Toronto [], from data professionals who are developing, supporting and managing data infrastructures at their home institutions.

Please be aware that funding is not intended to cover the entire cost of attending the conference. The applicant?s home institution must provide some level of financial support to supplement an IASSIST Fellow award. Strong preference will be given to first time participants and applicants from those countries currently with insufficient representation at IASSIST. Only fully completed applications will be considered. Applicants submitting a paper for the conference will be given priority consideration for funding.

You may apply for funding via this form.The deadline for applications is the 31st of January 2014.

For more information, to apply for funding or nominate a person for a Fellowship, please send an email to the Fellows Committee chairs, Luis Martínez-Uribe ( and Stuart Macdonald (

SLA PAM International Membership Award

The PAM International Membership Award will be presented by the SLA-PAM Division to a librarian from the Developing World. As a member of SLA, the winner will have the opportunity to participate more fully with colleagues in this Association.


The purpose of the award is to provide an opportunity for librarians from the developing world to be active members of SLA and of SLA-PAM.

Nominations are to be submitted by 31 October to the PAM IRC incoming chair, and the award recipient will be announced in November.

Contacts and details from

FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians

The purpose of the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians is to provide financial assistance to ensure the presence and participation of a foreign librarian at the AALL Annual Meeting (American Association of Law Libraries).  Foreign attendees enrich AALL events by sharing global perspectives for the benefit of all participants.

The FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians for the July 12-15, 2014 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas provides the following support:
  1. A waiver of the AALL Annual Meeting full registration fee.
  2. A grant of a minimum US $2,000 to assist with accommodations and travel costs.
Deadline: The Chair of the Selection Committee must receive all applications by November 30, 2013. The Selection Committee will not consider late or incomplete applications.

Full details, eligibility, contacts  and application procedure etc can be found at

Brazilian citation scheme outed



Thomson Reuters suspends journals from its rankings for ‘citation stacking’:

Mauricio Rocha-e-Silva thought that he had spotted an easy way to raise the profiles of Brazilian journals. From 2009, he and several other editors published articles containing hundreds of references to papers in each others’ journals — in order, he says, to elevate the journals’ impact factors…

Please go through the full-text article @

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

The Jay Jordan IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. The program is jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC. On an annual basis program sponsors select up to five individuals to participate in a four-week intensive Fellowship program based at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA. Topics and issues include information technologies and their impact on libraries, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.

Program guidelines

The Fellowship Program is for library and information science professionals who are in early stages of career development and from countries with developing economies. Eligibility is limited to those who are from a qualifying country, have a degree in library or information science obtained within the past five years, and have at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science experience. These and other qualifications are explained in detail in the Program Guidelines. Interested candidates should read the guidelines and, if qualified, complete and submit the application by the specified due date.

For more details Please visit